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The Mystery Of The TrueCrypt Encryption Software Shutdown
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freewill78
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11/11/2014 | 5:50:21 PM
It is Obvious
Common, for me it is very clear; that government or security agents; could not find a hole and convience truecrypt guys to close it. I am sure microsoft has special holes for bitlocker. Everybody knows; apple, microsoft and big companies share information with national security agent. Gates also stated in an interveiw that they can share information for national benefits.

On the other hand; Me from outside of U.S.  I have no offense on these companies or national security agent; I love microsoft and its products; they are doing great things for the world development progress; and I can make money by help of their products.

 

 

 

 
AbeG
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6/16/2014 | 10:36:29 PM
Re: TruCrypt users
I can't imagine how any corporation with a responsible IT Department would be able to justify widescale use of truecrypt.  Assuming that no security issues are found with TrueCrypt, it's a great program.  However, it cannot be centraly managed, and for an Enterprise, that alone is usually a deal breaker.

It's hard to get upset with an open source project like this that is loved by many yet funded by few.  It seems as though software development is sharing the same fate as media organizations.  The trend being that high quality content/software should be funded by advertising, except when advertising interferes too much with the product.  In those cases, the product should be free with no advertising.
AbeG
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6/16/2014 | 10:15:57 PM
Re: TruCrypt users
@shakeeb.  There are a number of alternatives for TrueCrypt.  I ran a search on alternative.to (http://alternativeto.net/software/truecrypt/) and looks like everyone should consider switching over to DiskCryptor.

I thought this was a compelling argument:

"The only open-source alternative to DiskCryptor that has comparable features is TrueCrypt. However, because of the restrictive license under which TrueCrypt is provided — the TrueCrypt Collective License — TrueCrypt cannot be classified as a truly free software, as it places limits on the use and modification of its source code by developers. There are other alternatives with similar functionality, but they are fully proprietary ones, which makes them unacceptable to use for protection of confidential data."
securityaffairs
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6/2/2014 | 2:54:51 PM
Re: Take it at face value
@gev

You wrote: 

"The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

What does it mean? Have any idea of the number of downloads collected by TrueCrypt?

 

Do you believe that TrueCrypt users are only XP users?

I believe that there is much more.

 
gev
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gev,
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6/2/2014 | 2:45:44 PM
Take it at face value
Right there at the top of the page, it says:

 

The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images.

 

How come the author ignores the simplest explanation?

Because then there would be mistery, and hence no article.
RyanSepe
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5/31/2014 | 10:47:50 PM
Re: http://truecrypt.ch/
I agree, we need to understand that though its difficult to update encryption technologies its very necessary. Think of it as patching a security safeguard. Security tools need to evolve in hopes to combat volatile emergent threats. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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5/31/2014 | 2:47:07 AM
Re: http://truecrypt.ch/
@christianabryant- I feel that these encryption tools need to evolve. Some of them are still in the initial versions (no one has taken steps to upgrade them as the threats increase). 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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5/31/2014 | 2:44:36 AM
Re: TruCrypt users
@theb0x – thanks for sharing, does this mean that hackers can't get through without having physical access to the system?
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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5/31/2014 | 2:42:18 AM
Re: TruCrypt users
It's scary to see how software encryption will no longer help us to protect our data. I wonder what TruCrypt users will do next to ensure their data is kept safe. 
RetiredUser
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5/30/2014 | 6:26:47 PM
http://truecrypt.ch/
I've never used TrueCrypt, but have always been aware of it as a FOSS user and supporter.  I find it interesting how quickly http://truecrypt.ch/ was raised with the seeming intent to continue TrueCrypt as a forked project.  In the FOSS world there is absolutely nothing odd about this; I'm forking a codebase right now, in fact.  But because this is TrueCrypt, one wonders at the motivation for the Swiss team.  I suspect there is a money pile waiting for the right group that can support TrueCrypt as a service provider for those IT shops using the software that would rather stagnate than evolve.  I think the fork is the right thing to do, provided the new team has the needed skills to move the project forward. 

Note:  Search off the phrase "TrueCrypt Developers Association. All rights reserved." and you will find many other projects that include embedded TrueCrypt code.  Food for thought...
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